Archives for June 9, 2009

Blog Carnivals

A few blog carnivals for you to enjoy: Everything Worth Reading: Sweet Little Sixteen Edition Scientia Pro Publica Storyblogging Carnival C

Visit the iCephalon Blog Carnival

iCephalon 2009 Keynote address (AKA Encephalon 72) at Cognitive Daily.

Blogospherics

Gendering Insect Repellent? “…packaging the same mosquito repellent product in two different ways” … to appeal to different genders. Is Water a Woman’s Burden? Hear Sudanese refugee Rose Oduho talk about the role women play in the household. Healthcare Inspired Terrorism? “Even I am speechless over this. You know those terrorists captured a couple of…

Shish on Grand Avenue, Part II

I had finished eating and finally had my hands free to take some notes, but I couldn’t keep up with Matt Entenza’s torrent of ideas for what he sees in Minnesota’s future. In particular, his ideas on what he would like to do for an economy that needs boosting. …. On Quiche Moraine

Reliving May

May was, of course, the month of The Big News. May was my lowest month in terms of productivity in quite some time, with only last January and last August being similar, with a mere 210 posts. This was mainly due to me working extra hours outside of work on a couple of big projects.…

As suspected by millions, Adam Lambert, Nearly American Idol … is gay.

Online comments: An art form

Syl Jones speaks out. It’s great to be anonymous on the blogosphere. We don’t need no rules, no names, and no real accountability, neither. It’s great. This is just like it was in the Wild West. It’s a virtual democracy. People can vote verbally in this marketplace of ideas. What’s on sale in this marketplace?…

That would be the Quiche Moraine Launch Party. Why a launch party months after launching? Ah… well, no reason really. We just wanted to make sure the blog really existed before we did anything drastic. This is a BYOM (bring your own money, we ain’t providin’ nothing) party. The idea is a simple informal get…

Flight 447 and the ITCZ

I had never felt airsick before, or since. But now I was a nauseated rag doll flopping around in the middle row of a six seater prop plane and I was ready to hurl at any moment. BBC depiction of the path of Flight 447. I find it astonishing that the most important weather related…

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed a $15.5m (£9.7m) out-of-court settlement in a case accusing it of complicity in human rights abuses in Nigeria. It was brought by relatives of nine anti-oil campaigners, including author Ken Saro-Wiwa, who were hanged in 1995 by Nigeria’s then military rulers. The oil giant strongly denies any wrongdoing and says…